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Author: Boris Liebrenz
Arab Traders in their Own Words explores for the first time the largest unified corpus of merchant correspondence to have survived from the Ottoman period. The writers chosen for this first volume were mostly Christian merchants who traded within a network that connected the Syrian and Egyptian provinces and extended from Damascus in the North to Alexandria in the South with particular centers in Jerusalem and Damietta. They lived through one of the most turbulent intersections of Ottoman and European imperial history, the 1790s and early 1800s, and had to navigate their fortunes through diplomacy, culture, and commerce. Besides an edition of more than 190 letters in colloquial Arabic this volume also offers a profound introductory study.
Volume Editors: Jens Scheiner and Isabel Toral
Baghdād: From its Beginnings to the 14th Century offers an exhaustive handbook that covers all possible themes connected to the history of this urban complex in Iraq, from its origins rooted in late antique Mesopotamia up to the aftermath of the Mongol invasion in 1258.
Against the common perception of a city founded 762 in a vacuum, which, after experiencing a heyday in a mythical “golden age” under the early ʿAbbāsids, entered since 900 a long period of decline that ended with a complete collapse by savage people from the East in 1258, the volume emphasizes the continuity of Baghdād’s urban life, and shows how it was marked by its destiny as caliphal seat and cultural hub.

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Mehmetcan Akpınar, Nuha Alshaar, Pavel Basharin, David Bennett, Michal Biran, Richard W. Bulliet, Kirill Dmitriev, Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Hend Gilli-Elewy, Beatrice Gruendler, Sebastian Günther, Olof Heilo, Damien Janos, Christopher Melchert, Michael Morony, Bernard O’Kane, Klaus Oschema, Letizia Osti, Parvaneh Pourshariati, Vanessa van Renterghem, Jens Scheiner, Angela Schottenhammer, Y. Zvi Stampfer, Johannes Thomann, Isabel Toral.
Author: Hasan Kujjah
الفهارس العامة لموسوعة حلب الشهباء في عيون الشعراء: (المجلد الرابع والأخير من الموسوعة) في هذا المجلّد يصنف حسن قجّـة الفهارس ضمن 8 فصول، ثلاثة منها لفهارس الأعلام (أعلام الشعراء، الأعلام العرب، الأعلام غير العرب)، واثنان منها لفهارس الأماكن (فهرس للدول والمدن والبلدات والمناطق الطبيعية، وفهرس آخر للأماكن الواقعة ضمن مدينة حلب)، وفهرس للقوافي، ثم فهارس الموضوعات في النهاية وتتضمن فهارس كافة المجلدات، لتمكين القارئ من رؤية شاملة لفهارس الموضوعات في الموسوعة بأكملها.

Aleppo through Poets' Eyes: Index Volume contains 8 indices, three of which are of personal names (poets, Arab names, non-Arab names), and two for place names (an index for countries, cities, towns and natural areas, another one for places located within the city of Aleppo), and an index of rhymes. The volume concludes with a general thematic index. These indices cover all volumes, and present a comprehensive search tool for the entire encyclopedia.
Author: Hasan Kujjah
في كتاب حلب في كتابات المؤرّخين والباحثين والزوّار والأدباء يسعى حسن قجّـة إلى تسليط الضوء على التاريخ العريق لمدينة حلب من خلال الأوصاف والانطباعات والشهادات التي كتبها حولها مئات المؤرّخين والزوّار والأدباء من أنحاء العالم، عبر 15 قرناً. ويرصد الكتاب علاقة هذه النصوص بالأوجُه الحضارية المتعددة للمدينة، التي تُعرّف عراقتُها بالمفهوم الزمني التاريخي المديد والمتنوع، وبمفهوم الإرث الثقافيّ الواسع بأشكاله الماديّة وغير الماديّة، وبمفهوم الطابع التعدّدي المنفتح الذي رافق المدينة عبر معظم مراحلها التاريخية. ويهدف الكتاب إلى استقصاء القيمة الفعليّة والرمزيّة لمدينة حلب في نظر تلك الكتابات، من النواحي الموضوعية بصورةٍ رئيسة، ومن النواحي العاطفية في بعض الأحيان.
ويُستهلّ الكتاب بتقديم لمحةٍ عن تاريخ مدينة حلب، معزّزةٍ بملحقٍ للصور، كما يوْرِد عناوين مئات المؤلفات التي كُتبت عن حلب، أكثرها تتمحور حولها بالتحديد، وبعضُها يتحدث عنها في سياقاتٍ متّصلة.

Aleppo in the Writings of Historians, Scholars, Visitors and Literati sheds light on the ancient history of Aleppo, through descriptions, impressions and testimonies written by hundreds of historians, visitors, and writers, from across the globe, and over a time span of fifteen centuries.
In this book, Hasan Kujjah discusses the relationship of these texts with the various civilizational aspects of the city, whose authenticity is characterized by its long existence, broad cultural heritage (in both tangible and intangible forms), and the open, pluralistic character, that distinguished the city through most of its historical stages.
The book begins by providing an overview of the history of Aleppo, is supplemented by an appendix of photos, and lists the titles of hundreds of books written about the city.
Narrativity and Literariness in the Ottoman Chronicle of Naʿīmā
Author: Gül Şen
In Making Sense of History: Narrativity and Literariness in the Ottoman Chronicle of Naʿīmā, Gül Şen offers the first comprehensive analysis of narrativity in the most prominent official Ottoman court chronicle. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines methods from history and literary studies, Şen focuses on the purpose and function of the chronicle—not just what the text says but why Naʿīmā wrote it and how he shaped the narrated reality on the textual level. As a case study on the literalization of historical material, Making Sense of History provides insights into the historiographical and literary conventions underpinning Naʿīmā’s chronicle and contributes to our understanding of elite mentalities in the early modern Ottoman world by highlighting the author’s use of key concepts such as history and time.